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Arkansas Mom buys 1,500 pairs of shoes to complete Payless for Kids in Need



This February 17, 2019 file photo shows a Payless ShoeSource business in Orlando, Florida, on the first day of the company's liquidation sale, after it was confirmed on February 15, 2019 that it closed its 2,100 stores in Orlando becomes the US and Puerto Rico.

Carrie Jernigan from Alma, Arkansas, brought her daughter to Payless for a clearance sale to get her a new pair of shoes. In the end, she went to the store with every couple, NBC News reports.

At Payless, Jernigan's fourth-grade daughter, Harper, saw a couple she wanted to buy for her friend, whose shoes she'd noticed were too small. "I know he likes Avengers, so I saw some Avengers shoes and said, 'Hey mom, can we get these shoes for one of my friends? "Harper said to NBC affiliate KNWA in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

But the mother and her daughter realized that they did not know the size of Harper's boyfriend. "I jokingly looked at the employee and just asked," How much for the rest of the shoes here? Just a joke, "said Jernigan.

Her joke Turning to an idea, what if she bought all the shoes and donated them to the needy in her community? Jernigan eventually bought 1

,500 pairs of shoes, from infants to males. Now churches and local businesses are planning a big back-up event to give away the shoes, along with free hairstyles, eye exams and other things kids might need for the new school year.

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